Ethics Committee

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee shall have the power to receive, initiate and investigate complaints of unethical conduct of members (to include fellows), associate members and affiliates; to report on types of cases investigated with specific description of difficult or recalcitrant cases; to dismiss or recommend action on ethical cases investigated; to resolve cases by agreement where appropriate; to formulate rules or principles of ethics for adoption by the association; to formulate rules and procedures governing the conduct of the ethics or disciplinary process for approval by the Board of Directors acting on behalf of Council; and to interpret, apply and otherwise administer those rules and procedures.

Staff Liaisons

  • Lindsay Childress-Beatty, JD, PhD (email)
  • Daisy Clipper (email)


  • 2017 Chair: Patricia L. Watson, PhD

  • Janice R. Adelman, PhD (2015-17)

  • Daniel A. Bloom, JD (2017-19), public member

  • Chrisanthia (Chris) Brown, PhD (2017-19)*

  • Terry S. Gock, PhD (2017-19)

  • Jack P. Haynes, PhD (2017-19)

  • Fred Millán, PhD (2016-18)

  • Nicole Renee Najar, PsyD (2016-18)

  • Nan R. Presser, PhD (2015-17)

  • Matthew J. Sullivan, PhD (2017-18)*

* Associate member chosen by the Ethics Committee.

Annual Reports